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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 10, 2023
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 10, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of SunPower Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), appointed Steven Louden as an independent member of the Board. Mr. Louden fills the vacancy on the Board due to the previously disclosed resignation of Catherine Lesjak on December 31, 2022. Mr. Louden serves as a Class II director, with a term expiring at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2025. Mr. Louden has been appointed as chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board, effective immediately.
Mr. Louden is a seasoned finance and strategy executive with extensive experience across consumer-oriented industries, including technology, media and entertainment, internet, retail, and financial services. Mr. Louden currently serves as the chief financial officer of Roku, Inc. He led Roku’s successful IPO and has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth trajectory since he joined in 2015. Prior to Roku, Mr. Louden served in various finance capacities at Expedia, Inc., including most recently as its treasurer. Prior to Expedia, Mr. Louden held finance, strategy, and planning roles at Washington Mutual, Inc., McKinsey & Company, and the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Louden holds a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of Zumiez Inc.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Louden and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Louden was appointed a director of the Company. Mr. Louden has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Louden will receive compensation for his service as a director consistent with the Company’s current policies for compensation of non-employee directors. A description of the compensatory program for non-employee directors is described in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 21, 2022.
With the appointment of Mr. Louden to the Board, the Company regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(c)(2), which requires that the Company’s Audit Committee consist of at least three members, each of whom is an independent director and meets heightened independence standards for audit committee members.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|March 14, 2023||By:|
/S/ EILEEN EVANS
Executive Vice President and
Chief Legal Officer